Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Delilah Dawson, Dennis Culver, Mark Waid Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
7.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

As Pariah’s Dark Army continues its march around the globe, Damian Wayne thinks he’s got an answer as to why Pariah is able to control the most dangerous cosmic villains of the Multiverse-and he’s taking Red Canary and Dr. Light on the road to see if he’s right! Don’t miss this thrilling Dark Crisis tie-in with direct connections to the present and future of the DCU!

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Nov 24, 2022

    Dark Crisis is one of my top series out of the DC Universe and The Dark Army is definitely one of my favourite arcs, it has everything I would want from a DC comic and more Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Nov 23, 2022

    Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1 not only proves to be a fun romp advancing its ensemble of characters, but it proves just how much fun the larger Dark Crisis can still have before it comes to a close. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 22, 2022

    Overall, this is a fun story that has a pretty big impact on the main narrative, but it is a bit lacking in its characterization of Damian. He seems to spend the entire issue snarking and insulting his teammate, losing most of the development he got in his solo series. It's certainly a fun issue, but I'm just a little disappointed with where DC seems to want to take the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Nov 22, 2022

    With solid writing and art, plus deeper DC Universe connections, The Dark Army #1 is mandatory reading for folks who are already on board the Dark Crisis train. Unfortunately at the same time, that makes this book hard to recommend for anyone other than the most hardcore DC readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 22, 2022

    Fans get too much off-panel action, need-to-know story elements that readers arent even prevued to, and choppy tones and renderings that frequently threw this reviewer out of the story. Ultimately, it does its main goal. If you want to find out how the heroes will probably free the villains from the darkness, this is how. Otherwise, you could probably just pop back into Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 and get the gist just fine without Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1 or the next one-shot as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Nov 25, 2022

    Uneven characterization, coupled with odd changes in art style, are somewhat decently held together by good coloring in this one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Nov 22, 2022

    Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1 is a one-shot that struggles. From the beginning, it looked like an energetic and entertaining comic, and it absolutely has periods where it is. The character choices werent wrong, but I dont think they all had the impact that they could have. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Nov 22, 2022

    Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1 is a lackluster tie-in for both Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths and Batman vs. Robin which is inconsistent across the board. From a story that spins its wheels with an extended page count and character regression for Damian, to clashing art styles with visual discrepancies, the issue has little to offer beyond a few interesting character beats here and there. The bulk of this tie-in could be explained in an editor's note of Dark Crisis #7 and unlike previous tie-ins, doesnt feel vital to an understanding of the plot for the main event. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Nov 24, 2022

    I promise if you skip this one, you won't miss a thing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Nov 22, 2022

    This very much feels like a side story. From the character selection, to the plot, and even the presumed relevance to the overall event this book is generally a take it or leave it kind of title. The adventure doesn't progress the plot forward very far, though it does add some elements into play that could be useful as the event nears its ending. e Dr. Fate's new abilities in particular stand to play a larger role in the remaining titles of the event, but for the price I can't confidently say this is a must read during this event. Read Full Review

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